The label Phorion rang a bell, but it took me a while to remember what I had on that label. It's a pirate recording of Wilhelm Furtwängler's Symphonic Concerto for Piano and Orchestra with Daniel Barenboim as soloist, along with Zubin Mehta and the LA Phil, recorded live around 1967. The catalog number is only one off from the Korngold record - LP-9001. I have no idea what else may have been issued on this label.
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The Symphonic Serenade was performed by the Pittsburgh SO, most likely with Steinberg in 1955. The same forces did the Much Ado About Nothing in 1960. I can listen to my copy and see if the sound matches other Pittsburgh things I have of that vintage. Also, Korngold conducted for a recording of the Much Ado About Nothing. I have that recording and can compare it with the one on the Phorion disc I could not find any reference that Rejto performed the Cello Concerto, but I do have it with Allers, in concert, (Standard Hour) who played it on the soundtrack. I can ask around for additional information. Stay tuned.
On Wednesday, March 25, 2020, 03:47:14 PM CDT, Gary A. Galo <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
Doing well up here, Stephen. I hope the same is true of you and yours. I'm a Steinberg fan, but I've never heard of that record. There's an entry for it on Discogs, which I'm sure you're already seen:
Is there an orchestra listed for the Symphonic Serenade?
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Hey, folks; how ya’all doin’ out there?
I’ve come across a budget LP called “The Music of Erich Korngold” (Phorion LP-9002). Side one has his “Symphonic Serenade for Strings,” conducted by William Steinberg.
This is a live recording, with applause at the conclusion. As typical of such cheapie records, there is no other information.
Does anyone know if this is a reissue of some previous LP or 78 rpm disc? Or is this a previously unissued concert, perhaps from radio?
I’ve tried to find a Korngold discography online but not much luck.
FYI, the other works on the LP are the Cello Concerto (‘Gagor Rejto Cellist”) and Much Ado About Nothing Suite (“Performed by the Graz Chamber Orchestra Conducted by Anton Bauer”). Similarly unhelpful information.
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